This week, I also used a Canon T3i camera kit to take the photos this week, and again used Adobe Photoshop to make minor edits to the pictures. For all the pictures, I edited the Levels and Brightness and Contrast. I also used the Healing Brush to remove the landscaping flags that were obnoxiously prominent in the deep depth shots. This week’s photography excursions went much better. I was able to fix the exposure on my camera and take much better pictures to fit the requirements of this week.
Most of the pictures were taken on the BYU-Idaho Campus, during a fairly severe windstorm. This made the photography very exciting, because I would focus the picture while the wind was busy blowing my hair into my face, and then take the picture with my eyes covered with hair and hope for the best! For the picture of my desk, I arranged my belongings on my desk and took pictures hoping to capture shallow depth and precise focus. I had to turn the ISO up to 400 for these pictures to capture the natural light in my room without having to use the flash, since using a flash indoors can warp and distort pictures.
The ladybugs were very obligingly still, which was good because nothing else at the time was being still for the pictures! This was my favorite picture that I took for this assignment, mostly because of the choice circumstances that led to it.
I took this picture in a shadier spot of campus. I loved the way that the light played across the background and added to the blur.
For this picture, I arranged the items on my desk so that they’d look better in a picture. I wanted to change things up and take a picture with selective focus where there was a lot more going on in the background.
I took this picture from the steps of the McKay library. I wanted a wide depth shot that had a central focus to it, where both the background and the foreground were in focus.
For this shot, I wanted a deep depth shot where the building went across the entire field of vision. I wanted the eye to be drawn to the center, without making the building the central focus as in the picture of the Spori. I think the two different techniques highlight both buildings in different ways.
Thanks for looking at my pictures! I hope you enjoy seeing how I am learning!